Mayuraka, Mayūraka, Māyūraka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Mayūraka (मयूरक) is the name of a Kinnara-pair whose story is told in the sixth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Mayūraka brought a picture-canvas to Udayasundarī and Tārāvalī and, upon seeing it, Udayasundarī was immediately love-struck.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Mayūraka (मयूरक) is another name for Apāmārga, a medicinal plant identified with Achyranthes aspera Linn. (“prickly chaff-flower”) from the Amaranthaceae or “amaranth” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.88-91 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Mayūraka and Apāmārga, there are a total of twenty-three Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Mayūraka (मयूरक) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Achyranthes aspera Linn.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning mayūraka] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mayūraka (मयूरक).—

1) A peacock.

2) A cock's comb.

-kaḥ, kam Blue vitriol.

Derivable forms: mayūrakaḥ (मयूरकः).

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Māyūraka (मायूरक).—

1) A peacock-catcher.

2) One who makes various articles with peacock feathers; Rām.2.83.13 (com. māyūrakā līlāmayūragrāhiṇaḥ yadvā mayūra- picchaiśchatrādivyajanakāriṇaḥ).

Derivable forms: māyūrakaḥ (मायूरकः).

See also (synonyms): māyūrika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mayūraka (मयूरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A plant, (Achyranthes aspera.) 2. A flower, (Celosia cristata.) 3. A peacock. n.

(-kaṃ) Blue vitriol. E. kan added to the preceding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mayūraka (मयूरक):—[from mayūra] m. a peacock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a species of plant (= mayūra), [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]

4) [v.s. ...] mn. a kind of blue vitriol, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Māyūraka (मायूरक):—[from māyūra] m. a peacock-catcher or one who makes various articles with p°' feathers, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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